What's New

Updates from UWOFA and around the world of higher education

COVID Updates

New Letters of Understanding, UWOFA relief fund

Collective Agreements

Get the facts from the source. View both faculty and LA agreements

Support Laurentian's academic community

Laurentian University is filing for court protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) due to financial challenges resulting from poor governance and the erosion of public funding for universities. What is happening to our colleagues in the LUFA (Laurentian University Faculty Association) is gravely concerning. UWOFA members are strongly encouraged to signal their support for Laurentian's faculty, librarians and archivists, staff and students. Click here to send a letter asking the provincial and federal governments to intervene to stop the CCAA insolvency proceedings and provide long-term stable funding to Laurentian University.

February advocacy update

UWOFA calls for the Chancellor's resignation; face masks are available to members; and reminders from UWOFA

Western halts negotiations with Navitas following faculty mobilization

It is important that faculty continue to push back against for-profit initiatives such as this, which operate to undermine the work of Western faculty and exploit international students.

UWOFA calls for Chancellor's resignation

The union representing faculty members at Western University is calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, saying her apology for taking a holiday trip outside Canada mid-pandemic is not good enough.

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.